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The Baroness; The Search for Nica, the Rebellious Rothschild. A Rothschild by birth and a baroness by marriage – a rebel by choice by  Hannah Rothschild - Paperback - reprint - 2013 - from Syber's Books ABN 15 100 960 047 and Biblio.com

The Baroness; The Search for Nica, the Rebellious Rothschild. A Rothschild by birth and a baroness by marriage – a rebel by choice

by Rothschild, Hannah

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Virago Press (UK), London, 2013. reprint. Softcover. Very Good Condition. A Rothschild by birth and a Baroness by marriage, beautiful, spirited Pannonica - known as Nica - seemed to have it all: children, a handsome husband and a trust fund. But in the early 1950s she heard a piece by the jazz legend Thelonious Monk. The music overtook her like a magic spell, and she abandoned her marriage to go and find him. Arriving in New York, Nica was shunned by society but accepted by the musicians. They gave her friendship; she gave them material and emotional support. Her convertible Bentley was a familiar sight outside the clubs and she drank whisky from a hip flask disguised as a Bible. Her notoriety was sealed when drug-addicted saxophonist Charlie Parker died in her apartment. But her real love was reserved for Monk, whom she cared for until his death in 1982. The Baroness traces Nica's extraordinary, thrilling journey - from England's stately homes to the battlefields of Africa, passing under the shadow of the Holocaust, and finally to the creative ferment of the New York jazz scene. Hannah Rothschild's search to solve the mystery of her rebellious great aunt draws on their long friendship and years of meticulous research and interviews. It is part musical odyssey, part dazzling love story. the book is illustrated with many black-and-white photographs within the text. First softcover edition. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 307 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Film, Television & Music; music. ISBN: 1844086054. ISBN/EAN: 9781844086054. Inventory No: 0271307. . 9781844086054 This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. .

Hannah Rothschild is a writer and director whose documentaries have appeared at film festivals including Telluride and Tribeca. She conceived and directed The Jazz Baroness, a film about her great-aunt and Thelonious Monk, which was broadcast by BBC and HBO in 2009. She has written for British Vanity Fair, Vogue, The Independent and The Spectator . She is vice president of the Hay Literary Festival and trustee of the National Gallery and Waddesdon Manor.



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